How to fix Chrome Keeps Freezing While Watching YouTube Videos

by John Smith Freelancer

If YouTube keeps crashing on Chrome, then the problem might not be with YouTube. However, it may occur on content from various sites. It may be ordinary since it started crashing before playback continues to the pause of some seconds before it plays again. It is a simple problem, but it can be annoying. Mostly we watch videos online all the time so if it interrupts or slows down, then it might be an enormous problem.

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The great news is there are several ways to tackle it. It is important to execute steps to fix it. If you are facing trouble, then this post might be useful for you. Read the blog and follow the instructions to fix the issue of freezing.

Chrome Starts Freezing While Watching YouTube Videos

Stuttering or freezing can occur in several situations. At times, the full screen starts pausing or do not play. It also can be the standard window that starts freezing. Playback may cause freezing while playback too and also there can be no connection with the internet connectivity.

Switch off the Hardware Acceleration

If you want to stop freezing Chrome, then you can follow the provided steps:

  1. Launch Chrome and use 3 dot settings section at the top right.
  2. Click on the Settings.
  3. Scroll down to the Advanced Settings option and then tap on it.
  4. Go to the System and toggle to apply the hardware acceleration option when accessible to off.
  5. Test again via video.
  6. Leave the settings section launch for a while as it may require again if it does not work. If the videos still freeze, then remove the cache and cookies.

Remove Cookies and Cache in Chrome

If you want to remove cookies and cache, then abide by the given instructions:

  1. Go to the Privacy and Security option under Advanced Settings in the browser.
  2. Click on Remove browsing data.
  3. Choose the All-time option and then tap on Clear data.
  4. Test again on YouTube.
  5. If it performs, good, if not then move to the next process.

Check the Chrome Extension

If you wish to check the chrome extension, then pursue the given instructions:

  1. Insert chrome://extensions in a tab or select Menu, tap on More tools then press Extensions.
  2. Use the toggle at the bottom left of every extension to switch it off or on.
  3. Test again following stopping every single extension from isolating one that is freezing the videos.
  4. At the time, while the procedure of trying to speed the browser, you must have mistakenly disabled Javascript. Ensure that it is not the situation as disable Javascript will have the inflict destruction on YouTube experience.

Reset the Chrome

Follow the provided steps to reset the Chrome:

  1. Click on the 3 dot section option at a top right of Chrome.
  2. Tap on Settings and then go to the Advanced Settings option and press it.
  3. Choose the Reset Settings option and then Reset it.
  4. Test the video again to check what happens.

Use Chrome Reset Tool

Go through the offered instructions to use Chrome reset tool:

  1. Launch Chrome.
  2. Tap on Settings and then go to the Advanced Settings option and press it.
  3. Choose the Clean up PC option below the Reset and clean up.
  4. Click on the Find option.
  5. This tool will find the malware, code or else something intrusive with the works of chrome.

Install the Chrome Again

If the reset does not work, the major option is to install Chrome again. It is the nuclear choice; however, if there is setting or file corruption that may occur freezing, then it should be fixed.

In case you intend to install Chrome again, go through the below-mentioned steps:

  1. Remove Chrome from the uninstall section of system.
  2. Download a new copy of Chrome then install it.
  3. Test the video again.

Update Everything

If nothing fixes the freezing error, then you may have to try to update the audio drivers and graphics. Previous drivers that affect video playback is unexpected; however, as we applied every fix and the latest drivers receive the PC completely, then it’s better to try. If it does not help in stopping the freeze in Chrome while watching videos, then you must try other browsers.

John Smith is a qualified IT engineer by education. After working in the IT sector for a decade, He began writing about it two years ago. He loves to write about emerging technology like

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